Identification of Candida tenuis xylose reductase as highly selective biocatalyst for the synthesis of aromatic alpha-hydroxy esters and improvement of its efficiency by protein engineering.

Abstract

Wild-type Candida tenuis xylose reductase and two Trp-23 mutants thereof catalyze NADH-dependent reduction of a homologous series of aromatic alpha-keto esters with absolute pseudo re-face stereoselectivity and broad tolerance for the substituent on the aromatic ring, producing the corresponding R-alcohols in high yield.

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@article{Kratzer2007IdentificationOC, title={Identification of Candida tenuis xylose reductase as highly selective biocatalyst for the synthesis of aromatic alpha-hydroxy esters and improvement of its efficiency by protein engineering.}, author={R . H . Kratzer and Bernd Nidetzky}, journal={Chemical communications}, year={2007}, volume={10}, pages={1047-9} }